Posted in materials on February 10, 2017 3:19 pm EST

Sony Introduces RM-IP500 Remote Controller for PTZ Cameras

New model designed for cost-effective system configuration, allowing single-operator control of up to 100 cameras, memory recall, and PTZ speed adjustments.











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By Church Designer Staff

Sony announces its new RM-IP500 remote controller, designed to give operators easier and more intuitive control of its latest pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras in a range of applications including lecture capture for education, event production and broadcast.

"The RM-IP500’s simple set up, portable size and flexible options let PTZ users create an efficient and cost-effective lecture capture or event production system,"

—Terry Huber Senior Marketing Manager, Remote Communications.

The RM-IP500 controller is designed to work with Sony’s new BRC-H800, BRC-H900, BRC-X1000, and SRG-360SHE PTZ cameras as well as the new MCX-500 all-in-one HD switcher, supporting SD card recording and IP streaming, to create an “easy-to-use event production system,” according to the company release.

“The RM-IP500’s simple set up, portable size and flexible options let PTZ users create an efficient and cost-effective lecture capture or event production system,” says Terry Huber, senior marketing manager for Remote Communications. “With flexible zoom patterns, speed control options, presets and firmware upgrades to offer future support and new capabilities, this new remote controller offers features necessary to boost efficiency so a single person can select and professionally control each shot across multiple BRC cameras stress free and without the need for individual camera operators.”

The controller allows for one-handed PTZ joystick operation, and can be customized to a user’s preference. Selectable zoom control gives users the option of seesaw (left hand) or joystick (right hand) operation. PTZ speed is adjustable with the controller’s knob, and direct buttons are available for frequently used functions. Also it enables recall PTZ functions such as PTZ trace memory, which will be supported in the summer of 2017, and preset at the push of a button.

The RM-IP500 handles IP assignment for up to 100 cameras using the Auto IP setting. Currently, there are 16 presets available to users, and in the coming months, a user will be able to program up to 100 preset camera angles for maneuvering by a single person. With a newly designed compact body, the controller measures 306 mm x 159.3 mm x 224.1 mm; or 12 1/8 inches x 6 3/8 inches x 8 7/8 inches (without projection) and can mount on or in any console.

The RM-IP500 offers control signal formats and control options including RS-422 and VISCA over IP as well as:

• VISCA RS-422 : RJ-45x 1

• LAN : RJ-45x 1, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX automatically detected

• GPI I/O (Tally In/Contact Out) : D-Sub 15-pin type

The RM-IP500 Remote Controller is planned to be available in late spring 2017.




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